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CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 9:00am EST
on november comps. gap, macy's, target, all disappointing. is it all due to sandy and what does it mean for the holidays. >> tiffany is not a statement on lucksy, but rather company specific. >> quite near meets with the president today. . >> and we have another upgrade for research in motion. this time at goldman-sachs saying the blackberry 10 will not only beat expectations but also put the company in the black by fiscal '14. >> target, macy's and kohl's reporting unexpected declines. number of retailers blaming sandy for the lackluster results, david and jim. they say the second half of the month wasn't so bad, but still a lot of white knuckles as somebody said about the holidays. >> i think that one of the untold stories may still be exactly how bad sandy was. sandy is going to turn out to be a $100 billion storm. but i think it's a shutdown. it was the shutdown of a major part of the infrastructure of the nation. i'm going to go with the retailers who blame sandy. i'm going to take them at face value. >> so macy's they say record setting volume when it comes to thanksgiving, but th
FOX Business
Nov 29, 2012 4:00pm EST
benefits as hurricane sandy had the labor market and continues to subside a bit. weekly jobless claims fell by 20,000, seasonally adjusted 393,000. prior week's total was revised to 416,000. the hurricane play a role from 410,000. u.s. gdp grew at a revised 2.7% in the third quarter above the initial estimate of 2% reported last month. the commerce department attributes last quarter's increase to gains in private inventory investment and federal government spending so got to take that in mind and a decline in imports didn't help that number. liz: a crazy day in the pits of the cme. we have tim mulholland standing by, tom is a 1-act telling why it is time to shift away from -- release save names and diving in, and the dour is headed higher. he calls a day of 14,000, we will tell when he expects it to hit but let's start with him at the cme. you have john boehner, speaker of the house coming out at 11:00 eastern saying no substantive changes or developments after meeting with the treasury secretary and many had harry reid saying it is going to be done by the end of the year-end market, with a
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
sandy and anxiety over the fiscal cliff affecting job growth. adp showing the private sector created 115,000 positions last month. the expectation was about 125,000. it comes ahead of friday's key employment report and to talk about that and more, our senior economics reporter steve leisman joins us from washington. steve, we'll talk about your interview with secretary geithner in a moment but let's talk about those economic numbers. what about today's, what about friday's? >> before i get to the adp number, i have new information i've been able to report on the way down here from new york. that is, be prepared on friday for potentially, especially in the household survey that creates the unemployment number. be prepared for potentially big sandy effects. let me tell you why. we had an early thanksgiving this year. 11/22. the 22nd of the month. what happens on those kind of years is that the bls moves back the survey week from the 12th which is the normal survey week in this case, to the 5th. what was the fifth? it was the week that really the worst effects of sandy in terms of people no
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 12:00pm EST
that to hurricane sandy? >> i think hurricane sandy had an impact in the first week, ten days in the northeast. when you speak to kohl's they were weak across the country. you could say it's part of the election results. i think there are just issues that are there. i think it was just disappointing. fw again, it's a long holiday season. the hope is, and hope and prayer is you're going to have a better december. i think some of them will. what you want to look at, even though the department stores were all negative today, a lot of the apparel retailers were positive. 5%, 10%. that's a positive sign. >> quick comment on tiffany. huge miss. stock's a mess. is this company specific or is it luxury that we need to watch out for? >> i think it's, "a," it's company specific. i think it's luxury you want to watch. if any consumer is watching this fiscal cliff, it's really the luxury customers. it's not the american eagle customers. the american eagle customers think fiscal cliff is really a rock climbing event. >> steve, good to have you on the show as always. >> thanks a lot. >> murph, what do you do with
FOX News
Dec 1, 2012 1:00pm PST
president mohammed morsi. >> and hurricane sandy left many people homeless. new reaction from victims furious at relief response and president obama. >> president obama, he said he was going to cut through the red tape. he lied. he says, what do you mean? i said you lied. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>. >> heather: two people have died after a bus crash in florida. the doubling decker was carrying 32 members of a church group when it slammed in an overpass. >> people in wyoming say the man involved in a deadly attacks yesterday used a bow and arrow in one of killings. authorities say this christopher krum first stabbed a woman on friday and then went to the college where his father was teaching and shot him with a bow and arrow. he later stabbed and killed himself. >> more than hundred people are waiting to return to home after a train derail
FOX Business
Nov 30, 2012 9:20am EST
and blames superstorm sandy and five below, the name says it all. everything in the store $5 or less. and posted a profit this time around and is that 8? yeah. ultra salon cosmetics, strong profits, rich women buying makeup. up it goes. whole foods, one of my favorite stocks, whole food stores, upscale grocery store paying them a special dividend this year. this calendar year of course, and what may be a big tax increase on dividends next year. what will their liberal customers think of that? the stock is up. and pharmaceuticals, same thing, one time dividend, two bucks a share and this is only a-- this is a $6 stock. and he's paying $2 a share and so it's up $10% and sea gait makes computer hard drives and mixing the regular dividend by 6 cents a share and another dividend play before the end of the year, stock is up. dow industrials, flat as we suggested. we're up 8 points. we've been calling it a tax revolt and whole foods the latest to join in and billions in corporate profits paid to investors before the new year to avoid what may be higher taxes next year. more on that coming u
FOX Business
Nov 30, 2012 11:00am EST
a pretty good rebound. as you said, some of the hurricane sandy koufax did affect this number we will find out on monday whether the sales came back when they announced november numbers. if you average this out, we saw, even in our company, a decline in sales of our merchant services. we have seen more of a return to normal and i was encouraged, but i guess it is now black thursday to cyber monday sales look pretty good. connell: everyone says, all right, well, what if we do not get there in terms of this washington self that monica was just talking about and we do not have a deal at the end of the year. does that didn't stop us in our tracks and terms of economic recovery? >> 20% odds on recession. if you go over the cliff and the economy falls into recession, you may have higher tax rates, but you will not have higher revenues. if you go back into recession, less people working, less income, more people out of work, more employment compensation, i do not think that is in anyone's interest. connell: if i had to make a prediction, it is in both interest of speaker boehner and president oba
FOX News
Nov 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
ahead secret santa has a surprise gift for hurricane sandy victims. that's coming up next on "the five." i believe it's bob's segment. >> bob: it is. keep going. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. keep dreaming. keep doing. go long. ♪ ♪ >> bob: just so everybody knows we're benching brian next week keeping him on
FOX News
Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
for hurricane sandy victims. that's coming up next on "the five." i believe it's bob's segment. >> bob: it is. keep going. ♪ ♪ card hassles? introducing chase liquid. the reloadable card that's easy to activate and can be used right away. plus, you can load cash or checks at any chase depositfriendly atm and checks right from your smartphone. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. ♪ ♪ >> bob: just so everybody knows we're benching brian next week keeping him on the bench. greg will be back. but we'll miss you. we are. feel better, because you're a little old to be doing this on a regular basis. you hear a lot about the war on christmas, but plenty of people who are in the spirit of the season. a generous businessman from kansas city, missouri, surprised victims of hurricane sandy with $100 bills yesterday. he is not stopping there. his plan is to give away $100,000 this christmas season. good for him. every rick, you are the midst of that. >> eric: it's fantastic. there is a commercial, i can't remember what the product is. but someone sees a random act of kindness and they do
FOX News
Nov 29, 2012 3:00am PST
. >> steve: gretch. >> gretchen: one month after sandy plunged part of the city in darkness. there is a sandy rainbow. that is a three day laser show. 7 beams are pointed in the hardest hit areas including staten island and the rock away and queens . what a great idea. >> steve: very nice. we have headlines. >> brian: how do you know. >> steve: it is in the teler. a man in ohio getting the mooks mum punishment for bullying a young girl with cerebral palsy. he was recorded on cell phone video making fun of how the 10 year old walks. >> any time she sees him out of the window. and he's still does the intimidation not to the full extent but he does it. >> steve: that's not good. >> he apologized to the family. >> brian: mark your calendar. casey anthony made for tv movie. it is imperfect justice . it will be told mostly through the eyes of the lawyers in the case. actress virgia welch is cast to play anthony. we are told that she makes only a few brief appearances in the film. >> gretchen: i wonder if they will do that google search for pool proof strangulation . 85 percent of all couches conain
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
superstorm sandy. find out at 8:30 a.m. eastern. and cut! very good. o geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? >>> welcome back to "squawk box" everyone. the futures right now are at this point right around the flat line. we had seen the dow futures up by 15 points or so, it's come back down but probably a lot of people waiting to see what happens in washington because it's been driving trading for several weeks. >>> honda is expecting within two years it will export more vehicles than it imports from japan. the company says the factories will take on a larger role in global product development at that point. >>> all right, i've been wanting to ask larry some specific questions and i'm going to do it now because actually some of the stuff you talk about doug oberhelm, you teach economics, you're an economic sage so the mantra and we heard it again that if we could get rid of the, which is hard, but is the obama's administration resi
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 4:00am EST
.m., expected to drop 15,000 as we continue to work through hurricane sandy can disrupgss. gdp growth expected to be revised higher. and 10:00, october pending home sales. and for earnings, kroger, tiffany, barnes & noble. now, the british are taking chicago by storm. we'll take you to the windy city next for the unveiling of burberry's new flagship store. >>> global 45r kets higher. uk see as sharp drop in lending to the real economy. and the search for the lucky power ball winners is on. two tickets match the record $580 million drawing. iberia labor unions have confirmed they'll call a six day strike in december. it will start december 14th and last through december 21st. this comes amid the airline saying it will slash about a quarter of the spanish airlines workforce and cut capacity as part of a restructuring plan. air freight traffic slowed to 3.8% year on year growth and just under 2% month on month growth for the month of october. passenger air traffic was up 3.2% this october, but it did actually decline in october by 0.2%. so a cautionary sign there for global demand. moving on now,
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am EST
shopping season is going so far. we know that those november retail sales reflected sandy and some other one-time issues. what do you think really is happening behind the scenes in terms of what's happening for holiday shopping? >> well, i think it's the same story every year. the promotions start early, black friday's always a big weekend, this year was no different, and it depends on who you listen to nrf was very optimistic about the estimates, gallup was not so much, and then the sandy-related numbers. there are clear winners and losers here. it's the sandy blameathon, clearly, but some of the winners and losers walmart and limited. >> walmart and limited. who do you think is in trouble. we saw gap shares down by 7%. is that a reflection of the dividend they won't be paying or the special dividend. is there something more with what's going on with stores there? >> well, i think everybody's nervous now, certainly. again, after you saw the tough numbers in november, the question is, do retailers get nervous? do they press the pedal in terms of more and more promotions? gap yesterday wa
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am EST
my number. say add it up to $4 trillion for me. >> that's a good point. >> tom, right after sandy, a couple weeks ago or three weeks eeg y ago you were talking about sandy being twice the size of katrina but the wind speeds weren't as much and it wasn't going to affect all state. did you see christie and cuomo? are those real numbers? is that what they'd like to see from the feds or is it worse than what you thought on november 1st? itz's worse than what we thought out. it will cost us 1 billion 75 doll lars. it is a significant event. it's significant flooding. that's not typically konked by us but by the government if you buy their policy. unfortunately very few people buy coverage. so unfort flatly there's a bunch of people whose homes got wrecked and that's what cuomo and christie are seeking. our government has a hit of going back to the state and saying, sorry you didn't buy insurance, here's some money and they'll do it again. they're trying to negotiate as to how much they get. >> allstate's ceo tom wilson. we appreciate your time. >> thank you. >>> when we return, we'll h
CNBC
Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
in the northeast weren't doing much car shopping. the second half had to be on fire. sandy may have been the singest biggest car destroyer since katrina. or maybe more, given the fact that so many imparted cars were damaged near the cox of the region's rivers. tuesday morning we hear from the brothers toll. here's the best home builder in the country go. ing to tell you the story of the boom. if you remember there was a time when bob toll of toll brothers and eagles fan came on "mad money" during what turned out to be the early part of the housing collapse. he said he saw the light at the end of the tunnel. but it was most like lit light of an on-coming train. those days are gladly behind us. i suspect the toll tells a story that it goes down the fiscal cliff monday. every day is fiscal cliff tuesday, wednesday, thursday. you get the picture. anyway, you should pull the trigger here to buy it here if the fiscal cliff does what i'm afraid of. brown foreman reports wednesday. this is an interesting one. why? because goldman downgraded it to sell. just last night. i've seen this movie. they
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm EST
chief, speaking this morning. >> some important comments. hurricane sandy was directly in his district so he made some comments about it. he said that the damage was worse than first anticipated. that's something we've been talking a lot about. original number was $50 billion. it's in the $70 billion to $90 billion range. it is probably going to shave a quarter to half a point off gdp. you talked about the fiscal cliff which he says congress and the president must address. he says because we're at the zero balance, interest rates were zero, the effect of the fiscal cliff is getting much worse than if the fed were not at zero. >> because they could do something. >> the only positive thing which dudley did not talk about but it is something that's on the radar is that, as the fiscal cliff fears rise, interest rates fall on the 10-year. so the effect the fed would have from easing is already in -- already happening as a market reaction. >> steve, thank you. >>> when jeff kilburg is not fired up about the irish he is fired up about what mr. dudley said today. why? >> absolutely. he came ou
FOX News
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
's assassination nfl games were played and after hurricane sandy games were played. this is unsurprising behavior. bill: they played and they won which has been not so often this year. martha: as everyone tries to sort this story out, for the first time we are hearing the audio of the police communications between first responders at the scene as this tragedy unfold. some of this is understandably disturbing. >> code one, number 1 air ahead drive. martha: what an awful story this is. we know miss perkins later died at the hospital. more on this story as we continue. bill: there has been growing concern about concussions in the nfl. back in 2012 players suffered 127 to date. the league has seen the number of players grow from 2004 to 2010. and not just football. conditions happen in the u.s. each and every year. martha: belcher is not the first nfl player to recently take his life. junior say oh and dave diewr on both died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. we'll talk to jim coming up in the next hour. >> 6 minutes past the hour. former president george herbert walker bush waking up in a houston ho
CNN
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
so. even with freakish weather, sandy the latest, we are not talking much about climate change and sandy brought us flooding in new york city and a blizzard in west virginia. yet, many politicians believe the pattern of extreme weather is natural. arizona's republican governor jan brewer among them. >> everybody has an opinion on it. you know? and, you know, i probably don't believe it's manmade. i believe that, you know, whether in certain elements are controlled maybe by different things. >> it's no doubt a hot button after we found out after ask the govern nor. >> why in the hell did that question come from? >> well, the reporter asked brewer that because she was just about to go in to the western governor's association to talk about energy. bill nye the science guy is here to talk about climate change. hi, bill. >> greetings. >> greetings. >> carol. >> when you hear -- when you hear jan brewer, you say -- >> well, we as science educators have a lot of work to do. climate change is caused by people and there's new find where the ice sheets are melting faster than anybody exp
FOX Business
Nov 29, 2012 9:20am EST
to the upside over 1%. same-store sales were down over 5%. kohl's is blaming hurricane sandy. maybe -- i can't wait to hear the retailers and how much did hurricane sandy affect business? the one good piece of news is the thanksgiving weekend shopping was good and encouraging. stuart: hold on a second. as soon as you said kohl's is blaming hurricane sandy charles purcell with laughter. charles: it is a disingenuous -- i wish these companies would come clean at least internally. coles has been in trouble. they were a star a decade ago and have not kept the magic going. who goes to cold anymore? go to wal-mart or target. nicole: if you are stuart varney the to the third floor of tiffany. stuart: good one. kohl's is down. thank you very much. the fbi processes 150,000 background checks for gun purchases just on black friday alone. gun sales clearly booming. worried that president obama will take away their second amendment rights. do you remember this? >> you will see a siege on the second amendment we have never seen before. president obama is trying to camouflage this issue, fog this issue to
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
for more aid in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. the president is going to ask congress for $50 billion. new jersey and new york will no doubt want a big slice of that but disaster relief is being held hostage by the fiscal cliff. how much pressure does this additional pressure put on republicans, seeing chris christie show up at the white house knowing that he needs money for his hard-hit state? >> it's a tremendous amount of pressure. part of what the strategy of think of what we're see hearing is the republicans are becoming increasingly isolated. you think about the discharge position. essentially even if they don't sign on to it, the point is they're going to own this mess. they're the ones who are seen to be, as the public suggests, not willing to make a deal. it is not unreasonable. we've all seen those horrifying images from the devastation of hurricane sandy. it's not unreasonable the governor of the state of new jersey would come and say i need help. americans are going to see that. they see the republicans becoming increasingly sort of isolated and, again, it becomes this que
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 10:00am EST
house through the west executive entrance but he apparently is there to talk about sandy aid. also making news, a massive recovery effort in the philippines after a cat traffic typhoon. at least 350 are diead, 400 mor missing. the u.s. department of state has sent its condolences. >> back at home, unemployment applications are way down. the labor department said the number of people applying for benefits dropped 25,000 last week to 370,000. unemployment applications spiked last month after hurricane sandy to almost a half million in the week of november 10th. >> accompanied by prince william, kate middleton left a london hospital for treatment of acute morning sickness. she will continue her treatment at buckingham palace. >> and there was this prank call to the hospital. >> that doesn't even sound -- i mean, that's ridiculous. the nurse ended up giving up personal information and the d.j.s say they never thought their fake accents would fool anyone. >> jovan belcher's daughter will get about $1 million from the nfl. the linebacker killed her mother and then killed himself. she wil
FOX News
Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
of the acceptance in the united nations. the u.s. rejected the decision. a hurricane sandy victim surprised with a new genority. >> there is not a word in the dictionary to express my appreciation and openance at this moment. that is 95 year old pete who was living without heat or water and power. a contractor saw the story and rebuilt the house from top to bottomment >> he didn't know me from adam and look. see what he did. he's wonderful. >> the contractor said he plan to help more storm victims rebuild their lives. >> finally a happy ending. >> should illegals get a break on in state tuition on the backs of legal students. outrage from constitients forced one to fight back. >> steve: how can you make your relationship work? the answer is right under your nose? what does that mean? we'll explain straight ahead. >> our next gests said it is it not fair to taxpayers and wanting to resprerse that policy. massachusetts governor duval patrick. how important is it now. james lyons. representative, why does this bother you so much? >> it is it sending the wrong message. the governor is forcing t
FOX News
Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
this christmas season. >> brian: super storm sandy couldn't wipe out his home but something else did. >> she said to me. are you sure your house is gone. you misplace a pen and pencil but not a house. >> gretchen: how the entire house vanished."fox and friendst now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> steve: a house is something that is not easy to misplace. if you leave it there, you come back and it is there. >> gretchen: you hope that happens. we'll fill you in on the details. in the meantime what happen in a phone call. a lot can happen, right. you can get in fights and agreements and compromise. hum, i am not so sure that happened in the phone call between speaker of the house john boehner and president of the united states, barack obama. did they come to a conclusion. it is now the president's turn. >> brian: it is a week since the president and speaker talked. i do not know at of this moment who called who. >> steve: we know no details. >> brian: it is good there is no details. i just talked to the president and he's not listening to me . i talked to the speaker and he dug in. that is a good sig
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
angels left homeless because of superstorm sandy. >> we are back here at animal care and control in new york city where sadly the cages are still full with wonderful little doggies like this little guy. he is a handsome and a beauty. rocky is what? a spaniel docson mix? >> yeah, and rescued as a stray. >> he's so sweet and energetic. can you see his tail is going a mile a minute? wonderful dog for children and families. this beautiful boy is charlie. >> charlie's a 6-month-old, still a puppy. >> and so affectionate and just perfect for this weather because it is cold. >> he's got a coat on, doesn't he? >> this 1-year-old poodle mix named cotton ball is so sweet, but she is a little frightened, right? >> yeah, found her hiding underneath a car. someone rescued her. >> she's in great shape, wasn't injured. >> and she's been adjusting really, really well. >> and finally we have meow to wow. and these little angels lucy and simba are survivors from superstorm sandy, but tragically their owners lost everything, their home, and now they're up for adoption. >> we'd like to keep them together s
FOX News
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
>> definitely super storm sandy. i would drive into a tornado any day. we're building a third vehicle. >> brian: how much would to cost right now? >> for the dom? it runs low right now. >> steve: we're going to continue the conversation with him in the after the show show. see you back here tomorrow. so long, everybody. >> it's time for the president and democrats to get serious about the spending problem that our country has. bill: peter doocy is live, was there movement overnight? >> it sounds like things might be stuck. a senior administration official told us that president obama and john boehner had a phone wallace night and politico was reporting that the phone call was curt. they said on the call john boehner told the president to leave the tax cuts for the rich alone. the president says he doesn't want to do that. he's going to stick with his plan to raise $1.6 billion in revenue and if republicans have something better they should be specific now. eric cantor said republicans are already going further than they did in the same spot in 2010. >> we have done our part. w
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am EST
here, sandy was terrible. that will subtract from growth. we also have the little twinkie strike which is something that everybody's worried about, so that will subtract. so when you net all those things out, you'll probably get a number closer to 90,000. but when you net those things out, you know in future months you'll get more growth. 2 pch 2.7, a lot was inventory based. so economic growth probably gets weaker. but as the rebuilding takes prar place, the strike resolved, no jobs no doubt. >> so in the meantime we go back above 8%? >> i think there's a chance that you can touch 8%, but i think you'll stay somewhere near the 8% range. >> if you had to make a prediction like i did, i had to make a prediction for where unemployment would be a year from now. i said somewhere in the 7s. >> i think by the end of next year you'll get a near somewhere in the neighborhood of 7.4, 7.5. still in the 7s. because again, we are going to glow next year something close to 2% and probably a little bit below that. that's not consistent with a huge deceleration of the unemployment rate. >> unless the
FOX News
Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
. government says that hurricane sandy had a big role in that. that could very well be. it also led to reduced wages in the month of october. a lot of construction people along those lines could not work in the middle of all this. there will be work for them when this starts to rebuild which is some sort of silver lining there. the storm affected dozens of states with the most severe damage happening in new york and in new jersey. bill: looking to see bulldozers in some of those neighborhoods unfortunately. >>> new tension in the middle east. this is cairo, egypt. this is the scene in tahrir square and almost nightfall. look at the crowd that has gathered after lawmakers approve a new constitution threatening to inflame already tense situation between the opposition and the heart-line government. steve hair gan streaming -- harrigan, streaming live in cairo, egypt the constitution already written. coming under sharp criticism. what do we know about it, steve? >> reporter: it is being criticized by opponents of this government. first of all people say it is a rush job. they basically pulled an
ABC
Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
around some of the areas hardest hit by hurricane sandy, handing out $100 bills to those in need. >> happy holidays. >> yes. >> absolutely. >>> let's begin with america's latest powerball millionaires. one in arizona. one in missouri. and alex perez is in the small town of dearborn, missouri, where one lucky man is about to go public with his good fortune. good morning, alex. >> reporter: well, george, good morning. within hours, the big mystery in this teeny, tiny town could be over. officials will announce who holds that ticket today. if you ask anyone around town here, they'll tell you they already know. it's a factory worker named mark hill. the avalanche of speculation began when this man, mark hill, updated the status on his facebook account late thursday, writing, we are truly blessed. we are the lucky winners of the powerball. within hours, his facebook page went dark. but his family began celebrating. telling abc news, hill is the big winner. >> he's worked very hard in his life and he won't have to anymore. >> just shocked. i mean, just -- i thought we were all going to
MSNBC
Dec 1, 2012 9:00am PST
headlines. sandy's impact. buyers are back. and a big bake sale. joining me now forbes staff writer morgan brennan. let's get to hurricane sandy which took a toll of on consumer spending. "consumer reports" says spending fell in october after rising in september. the gdp was higher than estimated. i never can quite figure out how they can both be true and whether or not this continues in coming months. >> that's a great question. i think we need to start with the revised number for the third quarter. the reason we saw gdp growth in the third quarter was because businesses were restocking their inventory. an government spending increased about 9.5%. not sustainable indicators of economic growth in the long term. consumer spending makes up about 70% of economic growth. the fact we saw that come down in october and actually the fact in november the early numbers despite a robust holiday shopping weekend are still not looking so good is why we're seeing economists predict a weak fourth quarter economic number. and we're actually seeing numbers as low as 1% which would be really terrible. >> no
NBC
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
% of the businesses are gone because of hurricane sandy, and also 70% to 80% of the residents cannot come home. so they're just trying to do their best to just get it back up and running and we're just trying to bring attention to it. >> you're nice to do that. >> we understand with a fan video, actually, that led to you getting involved. >> yeah, a girl named charlotte who is a 10-year-old girl from new jersey and, you know, new jersey, new york, huge parts of our lives as musicians that have given us this chance. so we owe it to them. >> doing great work. meanwhile, your career, man, you guys are doing incredibly well. you really are. >> welm, we're pretty amazing. >> that's what happens. >> you do say so yourself. it's always good to have you here, pat. >> always good to be here. >> all right. have a good holiday. >>> mr. roker, we'll have much more ahead, but first, let's go inside, natalie's got a check of the headlines. >>> u.s. officials tell nbc news that the syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people as president assad's regime is on the brink of collapse a
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 3:00am PST
about 60 points. jobless claims were back under 400,000. but we still don't know the impact of sandy. let's face it, you guys have been talking about it all day. it seems that john boehner smiles and people buy a million shares of ibm right now. yesterday we were down about 100 points before boehner came out and spoke. i know on "morning joe" you talked about maybe he's a little less optimistic. mabel the phone conversation with obama was a little more terse. we went from being down 100 to up 100. we haven't had that kind of swing in over a year. we are laser focused on d.c. and those negotiations as usual. >> brian brings up 2.7 number, steve rattner. i guess you look at the numbers and you compare them to where we were at points in the '80s, the '90s, even 2004, 2005. it may not look good. compare that number to the rest of the world, suddenly the u.s. economy is looking pretty damn good by comparison to other countries. >> it actually feels like the economy is gathering steam. these kind of revisions help you feel that way. sandy is an aberration in the unemployment numbers as bri
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